How To Add Affiliate Link To TikTok

In this guide, we'll show you how to add affiliate links to your TikTok videos and profile while emphasizing the importance of not cloaking Amazon links to avoid violating their terms of service.

Step 1 - Find The Right Affiliate Programs

Before adding affiliate links to your TikTok account, it's crucial to select the appropriate affiliate program that aligns with your niche and content.

For most physical products, Amazon has everything you can imagine. The second option will be Avantlink, which host many companies ranging from make up products, kitchen equipment to RV accessory. 

If you can't find an affiliate program for a specific product you want to recommend, unfortunately, you won't be able to promote it as an affiliate. 

Step 2 - Generate Your Affiliate Link

Raw affiliate links can be generated inside your affiliate program dashboard.

For Amazon Affiliate, use the site strip to generate your affiliate for that specific product you are promoting.

Remember not to cloak Amazon links, as it will violate their terms of service.

For other affiliate links, we recommend using a link shortener. Pretty Links is a valuable tool for new marketers that converts long, unattractive affiliate links into neat, easy-to-remember, and shareable URLs. This link cloaking tool not only makes your links more visually appealing, but it also offers features like QR code generation and custom branded link creation.

By using Pretty Links, your website becomes an efficient URL shortening platform, enhancing your online marketing efforts and increasing your earning potential.

Click here to see the instruction for AvantLink, CJ Commission, Impact and others

There are two primary ways to add affiliate links to your TikTok:

Add the link to your TikTok profile:

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
  2. Tap the "Edit profile" button.
  3. In the "Instagram/Youtube" field, paste your affiliate link or a link to your website containing the affiliate link.
  4. Save your changes. Your link will now be visible in your profile, and users can click on it to access the product.

For many social media users, LinkTree is a very popular option to add multiple options to the bio link. Not only the user can place affiliate links, they can also add links to their website and other online asset.

Add the link to a TikTok video:

  1. Create a short link for your affiliate link using a URL shortener like Bitly, Pretty Links or TinyURL. This will make the link easier to share and remember.
  2. In your TikTok video, mention the short link and instruct viewers to visit it.
  3. Add the short link in your video's caption and encourage users to check it out.

Remember not to cloak Amazon links, as it will violate their terms of service.

Create Affiliate QR Code

Another creative way is to generate QR code image for people to scan. Even though mobile TikTok users can't use the camera to scan the code showing on the screen, but it's a marketing strategy TikTok influencers can take advantage to build their brand.

Generate your affiliate QR code here for free

Step 3 - Track Click Performance

To effectively monitor clicks, conversions, and earnings from your TikTok videos, we strongly suggest using a link management tool like Pretty Links or LinkTree, coupled with a specific tracking ID for the links you've placed on TikTok.

A solution like Pretty Links acts as a centralized hub for managing various types of links, including URL redirects, social media links, and affiliate links. This helps you stay organized and maintain control over your marketing efforts.

If you're looking for an alternative to LinkTree that provides even more control, consider setting up a website to create a fully customizable landing page with a domain name of your choice.

This will give you the flexibility to design your landing page according to your preferences, further enhancing your marketing endeavors.